Slack has expanded its automation capabilities by adding new third-party connectors to its Workflow Builder platform. With the addition of these connectors, users now have a total of 65 applications to connect to their workflows, including popular tools like Dropbox, PagerDuty, Notion, Miro, and Asana, as well as communication services like Microsoft Teams Calls, Cisco Webex, Google Meet, and Zoom. The connectors allow users to automate tasks not only within Slack but also across other services, streamlining workflows and improving efficiency. This move is part of Slack’s mission to empower employees and reduce context switching by providing the resources needed to automate work across various tools.
Since the launch of Workflow Builder, users have created over 1.31 billion workflows on the platform, with nearly 18 million being added each week. Some major enterprise customers, such as Canva, Fifth Third Bank’s Provide, and Roku, have already seen significant benefits from using Workflow Builder. Canva, for example, is saving employees 1.5 hours per week with workflows. Fifth Third Bank has integrated its loan origination system with Slack, streamlining the lending process and saving approximately 10,000 hours annually. In the future, Slack plans to expand its partner ecosystem and incorporate AI into automations, allowing users to automate even more tasks that are currently done manually.